third sector

IRISS, in partnership with Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS), commissioned research to understand how Scotland’s third sector care and support workforce is being affected by the welfare reforms introduced in 2012.

The report focuses on how welfare reform is affecting service demand and delivery of third sector social care and support services including: the impact on staff roles, welfare and wellbeing; and the impact on staff training needs.

First in a series of papers which lay out the third sector’s vision and ambitions for the Scotland of the future as we journey towards next year’s referendum and beyond. It reflects thinking and ideas from across the sector and is intended as the starting point for ambitious discussions about the future of welfare in Scotland.

Online library and web catalogue, developed by the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) to promote and preserve evidence, research and analysis of the ever-changing work of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors.

It brings together academic analysis, government studies, and reports from third sector organisations themselves, in one easy to use collection of links and downloads.

Documents East Dunbartonshire's Dementia Clinic Advisory Service, which is built on a model of co-production and choice for people with dementia.

It is a service co-designed and delivered by a network of third sector providers. The service delivery model is already helping  to reshape services and reduce pressure on frontline council services and budgets.

Report that outlines findings from the first three years of a longitudinal research project examining The changing public services landscape in Scotland: opportunities and challenges. This work was commissioned by the Scottish Government and, using qualitative case studies and focus groups, has been tracking the way in which a selection of third sector organisations (TSOs) have responded to the changing opportunities and challenges over a period of three years starting from 2009/2010.

The Research and Policy team enables the Wise Group to influence Westminster, Holyrood and other decision makers’ policies more effectively, and to contribute to the Wise Group’s continuous development through gaining a more sophisticated understanding of the needs of its client groups.

Report that outlines findings from year two of a three-year research project examining ‘The opportunities and challenges of the changing public services landscape for the third sector in Scotland: a longitudinal study’.

It builds on and extends the research reported in the year one baseline report.

Report that charts the development of Big Lottery Fund's approach to the third sector against its own internal organisational development and the development of wider third sector policy and practice.

It argues that several key stages can be recognised in the relationship, and that different factors can be identified as having influenced this. It considers how the relationship is developing in the current context of widespread funding cuts and rapid policy change.